- Title: The Promise
- Author: C.E. Wilson
- My Rating: 3/5 Stars
- Format: Ebook
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I had never heard of this book until the author contacted me about it. After reading the synopsis, I wasn't too sure how I felt about it. It definitely seemed like something different from what I normally read, but I thought I'd give it a chance.
The Promise is about a woman, Lily, who is diagnosed with an extremely rare disease. Lily is shrinking and no one seems to know why. Every single day Lily seems to shrink even more and her husband feels helpless because he doesn't know what to do to help her. When they visit their doctor, he doesn't know what to do to stop it. It seems as though no one has heard of a person shrinking before. Lily feels like she is losing everything and that she'll eventually shrink into nothing. All Lily and her husband can do is hope for the best at this point.
I enjoyed reading about Lily and the struggles that she faced even when trying to do normal, everyday things. I loved that Lily's husband's love for her was unconditional. He was there for her through everything, no matter what. He didn't care how small she was; he still loved her through it all.
I have to admit that Lily did get on my nerves sometimes. I understand that she wanted to be independent, but you have to let people help you sometimes. I didn't like how stubborn she was to admit that she needed help, even when her husband was extremely willing to help. Overall though, I did like Lily. She was a strong character and pretty likeable. I wish there would've been more depth to the characters, though.
The ending kind of shocked me, to be honest. I didn't expect things to end like that, but I can't say that I'm not happy about it. I liked the way it ended, but I think I would've liked it better if things went a different way. I'm a sucker for happily ever afters.
I gave this book 3/5 stars because I enjoyed it, but there were some things that I felt were missing. I thought some parts of the story were repetitive and I wished the characters were more developed.
Favorite quote: "'That's my heart,' Erik replied. 'I want you to remember it. My heart beats for you, Lily, and no matter what happens...it always will.'"
Do I recommend this book? Sure! If it sounds interesting to you, go ahead and give it a chance! It's a fairly short read and I think you might enjoy it.